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26th June 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty reported that Dutch submarine had sunk two enemy supply ships. Fleet Air Arm attacked Kriegsmarine convoy off southern Italy, hitting three 20,000 ton ships. During sweep over Channel and Northern France, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) shot down nine Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters. Main night attack directed against Kiel. Cologne and Duesseldorf also raided.

Russian Front, Fierce tank battles near Minsk, White Russia, and in direction of Luck. The Wehrmacht crossed the river Dvina, in Latvia, and captured Dvinsk. In Bessarabia Russian stand was maintained and attacks on Cernauti repulsed. Russians bombed Bucharest and Plocsti, and points in Hungary and Finland. British advancing on jimma, Abyssinia, occupied Dembi.

Near East, Despite increased resistance, British troops made substantial gains west of Damascus.

T15 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 26 June 1941

R76 R-boat
Launched 26 June 1941

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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